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Fritz the Dog is a Bull terrier puppet that appears in Hero Boy's room on top of the back-right post of his bed in both the book and film.

Fritz is based on a real-life dog that was owned by Chris Van Allsburg's brother-in-law. The dog has appeared in all of Allsburg's books, sometimes as a toy, like in The Polar Express, and sometimes as a real dog. Ironically, the real-life dog was named Winston.

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